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Meaning of SMH


What Does SMH Mean?

SMH (Shaking My Head) does not mean "no" like head shaking in real life might. SMH usually translates as one of following:
  • "Your idiocy leaves me speechless!"
  • "I can't believe it. What are you like?"
  • "Honestly, I do not approve of that."
It can often be replaced with RME (Rolling My Eyes).
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Definition for SMH

SMH means "Shaking My Head". This is the most common definition for SMH on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about SMH:

SMH
Definition:Shaking My Head
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write SMH, I mean this:

meaning of SMH
Usually, "Shaking My Head" best translates as "I have no words for your stupidity."
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Examples of SMH in Sentences

Here are some examples of SMH being used in sentences:
  • Was that your comment in the suggestions book? SMH.
  • Person A: I bought those shoes! I won't be able to buy any food this week.
  • Person B: SMH

An Academic Look at SMH

SMH is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Em Aich). Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

The term SMH cannot be easily categorized as a particular part of speech because it often plays the role of an entire clause or a sentence. For example:
  • SMH. That was a crazy decision.
  • (Here, SMH translates as "I am shaking my head." It is a sentence.)
  • I am driving SMH.
  • (Here, SMH best translates as "while shaking my head." It is a dependent clause.)
Of note, the word shaking is a present participle, making SMH a participle phrase. However, as text speak and internet chat involve so much brevity, SMH is routinely used as a standalone term (which is not how participle phrases are typically used).

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Using SMH on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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